Tour One Ceramic Heritage March 1st 2013

Our tour includes visits to Moorcroft Pottery, the Gladstone Pottery Museum and  Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Overnight accommodation is at the Best Western Stoke on Trent Moat House Hotel, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent.

See full booking information below.

Arrive at the Best Western Stoke on Trent Moat House Hotel Meet at 12noon in hotel reception.

12.30pm            Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre

Visit the Museum at Moorcroft – described as the world’s best kept secret. Moorcroft produces unique handcrafted, quality, collectable art pottery.

1.45pm      Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone is the last remaining complete 19th century pottery factory.  It has original cobbled yard, workshops and bottle ovens.  Plenty of hands-on opportunities, including throwing a pot and making china flowers.  Plus tile gallery and Flushed with Pride – the story of the toilet and sanitation. There will be time to buy lunch whilst at the Museum

3.45pm              Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Discover the stunning Staffordshire Hoard display- the most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found. The Museum also houses the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and a Mark XV1 Spitfire.

6.00pm              Return to Moat House Hotel

7.30pm              Dinner in the restaurant, Moat House Hotel

Saturday 2nd March 2013

8.00am onwards     Breakfast

10.00am            Check out of hotel.

Make own way to Wedgwood Museum at Barlaston, Stoke on Trent.

10.45am            Wedgwood Museum and Visitor Centre

Welcome by Visitor Centre Staff and guided tour of museum

11.30am            Visit demonstration area in Visitor Centre

12.00 onwards    Visit Tourism & Attractions show. 

Lunch and depart Wedgwood for your journey home at your convenience.

Booking  Details  for Ceramic Heritage Tour

Reserve your place on this tour by booking overnight accommodation at the Best Western Plus Stoke on Trent, Moat House Hotel, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent.

This is a lovely four star hotel which incorporates Etruria Hall, built in the 1760s as the home of Josiah Wedgwood.


  • Dinner, Bed  & Breakfast two people in a double room £90.00
  • Dinner, Bed  & Breakfast single room £70.00

To reserve and book your place, please click here:

Or call the Best Western Moat House Hotel on 01782  609988 and quote GT010313